from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See warship.
- n. A Portuguese man-of-war.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.
- n. The Portuguese man-of-war, a jellyfish-like marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Portuguese man-of-war under man-of-war and also see Physalia.
- n. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp. one of large size; a ship of war.
- n. The Portuguese man-of-war.
- n. See in the Vocabulary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An armed ship; a publicly recognized vessel fitted for engaging in battle; a ship of war.
- n. In coal-mining, one of the small pillars left to support the roof of the chambers (or sides of work, as they are called locally) in working the “tenyard coal” in Staffordshire, England.
- n. One of the jägers or skuas: a wrong use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a warship intended for combat
- n. large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
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